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Sibley County Commissioner District 2

County commissioners are the county s key policymakers. They oversee the administration of the county, set county budget, and participate in county long-range planning. County services that they oversee include a wide variety of social service and welfare programs, as well as certain public health programs. Learn more about the day in the life of a county commissioner in this video from the Association of Minnesota Counties. (https://www.mncounties.org/meetings_and_education/day_in_the_life_of_a_minnesota_county_commissioner.php)

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    Christian Lilienthal
    (NP)

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    James Soeffker
    (NP)

Información Biográfica

If elected, what will your top three priorities be and why? (750 characters)

What actions would you take, if any, to address affordability of housing in your county? (500 characters)

How would you ensure election laws do not create barriers to Minnesotans’ freedom to vote while also ensuring safe and secure elections? (500 characters)

What do you see as the biggest challenges to mental health and social services in your county, and how would you address them? (500 characters)

If there were to be budget cuts during your term, what are the most essential county services that you would advocate to preserve? (500 characters)

Campaign Mailing Address 400 Court Avenue
Gaylord, MN 55334
1-Keep the peace. I’m not trying to rattle any cages, just diligently learn and give good discretion. 2-Work the County down to a modest budget and staffing level. Some of our policies have taken more than their fare share of how taxes are meant to be collected and managed 3-Be respectful and courteous to citizen and County staff requests. It’s not easy to ask for support, not all requests can or should be approved through the County but it’s important to listen.
I’ve supported Tax Abatements for housing developments, these inherently have some level of income eligibility threshold. My criticism come with the term lengths. Tax Abatements are a great tool Goverment can use to help projects get up and running but many get pushed through on 25+ year term lengths which is not an appropriate share of the costs for the rest of the citizens.
Sibley County has an extraordinary high voter turnout, our Election Official has done a great job limiting barriers. As a County Board we’ve given lengthy consideration at several meetings on the voting and counting process to ensure integrity. It’s an ongoing concern.
Service provider access is definitely tough on the staff. Honestly, I want the County to better service clients that just need mental health support on a casual or short term basis. Right now, they need to perform eligibility backgrounding and get clients on a case workers case load. They stay on that case load indefinitely. Case loads are limited by State law so the County strains itself to add staff, even for the managed users.
I’m a rule follower and have spent a lot of time reading the obligations the State imposes on Counties. If we needed to make cuts I would defend our requirements to the Citizens and if those requirements don’t align with our abilities I’d work with State leaders on revisions. Right now Sibley has the opposite problem. We’ve got a healthy balance sheet and my work is ensuring the spending is done with good integrity and need.
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